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Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

Special Announcement:

Letters of invitation to the candidates selected for Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program interviews (GPSP Selection Process) were mailed on Monday, December 19, 2016 by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.  The invitation to be interviewed for the GPSP was included in the relevant acceptance packets. Please note, due to the large volume of applicants for Boston College's Early Action round, we are only able to notify those students who were selected to be interviewed.

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Each year since 1991, a select group of young men and women of outstanding talent and character have come to Boston College to embark on an integrated honors educational experience designed to embody the best of the university and its Jesuit heritage of educational excellence in service to society - the Boston College Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program.

The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program works in tandem with the University's honors curricula, challenging Scholars over four years through summer programs focusing on service learning, international experience and professional internships. During the academic year, Scholars interact with one another on a weekly basis.  Each Tuesday night the Scholars gather to attend a cultural event, meet to discuss their academic disciplines, discuss career discernment or to work on special projects.

These gatherings are intended to nurture their development into the nation's future leaders. Presidential Scholars receive full tuition scholarships and all GPSP-sponsored summer programs are funded.

Presidential Scholars from the Class of 2016 enjoy meeting the donors that have supported them for the past four years at the Wall Street Council Tribute Dinner in April 2016.  Scholar alums Patricia Noonan '07 sang the national anthem and Claudio Quintana '16 gave the speech of gratitude on behalf of his class.


Presidential Scholars &
Alumni In The News

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Jesse Mu '17 won the Winston Churchill Award. This prestigious scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge. Read the BC Chronicle article here.

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Christopher Yu '18 presented at BC Advancing Research and Scholarship Day, on his experience working in a factory in China this past summer.

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David Makransky '17 stars in "Constellations" in the Bonn Studio on campus this weekend through Sunday November 13th.

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Reed Piercey '19 participated in Sunday night's BC Talks in the Heights room.

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UGBC President Russell Simons '17 and his Executive VP discussed the importance of a Student Center, and other important matters, with the Board of Trustees. Read the Heights article here.

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GPSP Alum Sean Flahaven '95 is now CEO of The Musical Company, a new venture between Andrew Lloyd Webber's production company the Really Useful Group and the US based Concord Bicycle Music.

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Isra Hussain '17 and Russell Simons '17 were among the five panelists in a town hall on campus titled "Speak, Stand, Sit, or Scream?" 

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Daniel Lundberg '16 has started a tie-and-dye social enteprise in Ghana, Africa.  Find out more about his new venture at his website. 

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Russell Simons '17 is featured in The Heights as part of the UGBC budget announcement. 

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Jesse Mu '17 is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of BC Magazine for his computer algorithm rendition of Gasson. 

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Marissa Marandola wins the Finnegan Award at commencement. 

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Matthew Alonsozana '14 was recently named one of Asian Fortune's Rising Asian American Stars of 2016

A glimpse into the experience of Brooke Loughrin, GPSP'14, the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations. Video below:


Read the newest issue of Ex Libris  (available in PDF).  To read recent past issues of Ex Libris and archived GPSP news, click here.